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1964 Ford Mustang 4.3L Generator VIN: 5F07F18248
First i know that there are single wire generators available that will solve this problem and alternator conversions but this is a numbers matching car and the owner wants to keep it original, problem is car not charging enough to cut out generator light compl...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 1st gear VIN: 1FMZU24E1X
Hello out there please help. I will throw this out first. This transmission shifts fine when in drive but any time I shift into reverse then back to drive I get really bad slippage in 1st and once I manually put it in low 1 and back to drive it shifts fine aga...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
Thanks in advance. I have this expedition with an air ride system that does not pump up, codes c1725 and c1726 are present. i checked the fuses and they test ok. i cannot locate the compressor relay that is supposed to be at r/f headlamp . If i power up red wi...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L Dead battery VIN: 1FTRX18L9Y
Greetings IATN techs. This F150 came in with a discharged battery complaint. Customer had replaced battery a few days ago after it had gone dead several times but the new battery didn't fix his problem. Tested and found a parasitic drain of 1.228 amps. Waited ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F81
vehicle continues to set cylinder 3 and 8 on cylinder contribution test. injectors are ok, compression test results 400psi in each cylinder. removed new style (grey) cam sensor and replaced with old style used(black) sensor and dtcs disappear. this is the 4th ... Trouble codes: P0269, P0284, P1276
2002 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L hvac/radio
read two fix post but no fix found. radio will not turn on or off at times, with hvac off blower goes on hot air out vents. replaced new control head blower motor module hvac control module ran extra ground dash behind control head checked rear radio connectio...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACXS5764
hey ford guys i have this 04 f150 that was towed in as a no start customer had the fuel pump replaced by another shop on his way back home . died again put a fuel pump module driver in. was corroded and split into,. started and ran great customer took off and ...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L charge indicator VIN: K25ZA67828
This truck turns on the charge indicator light anytime you give it more than moderate pedal.I have heard of the PCMs causing this condition,but how do you test for a problem?
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTVX12585
Vehicle came in with misfire code po304 and obvious misfire. Due to problems with plugs on this 3 valve engine, checked coil output (good spark) but swapped with another to try and see if misfire moved. No change. Customer said plugs original, but when we went... Trouble codes: P0304
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTSW21P46
This pickup was hauled in for no gear engagment vehicle would not move at all after a few days i started it to move it in the shop and pull the transmission and it drove fine checked fluid, fluid looks perfect no leaks found and no transmission codes stored ve...
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56UX6
Vehicle came in with engine light on after having fuel pump assembly installed at another shop. Code was p0462-fuel level sensor A circuit low. The fuel gauge is reading 3/4 full. We dropped fuel tank to varify the amount of fuel and all is correct. After clea... Trouble codes: P0462
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L66
This is a rental truck that the rental company has replaced the engine in. P0340 code showed up after this but I can't verify how soon after. Runs ok, but consistently sets 340 code within 15 minutes of clearing it. Have verified pcm powers, grounds, cmp circu... Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp sensor circuit)
2010 Ford Edge 3.5L Battery VIN: 2FMDK4KC2A
Parasitic draw ranging from 200 to 700 mA. Battery will go dead overnight intermittently. AllData supplies very little information on the 2010 Ford Edge. The information supplied for the 2009 Ford Edge seems to vary somewhat from the 2010 model year. This prev...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Cylinder #4 VIN: 5LMPU28A0X
This truck has #4 cylinder filled with coolant and hydro-locked the engine. The customer emailed me on Saturday about putting a starter in this beast. The starter would engage with a satisfying clunk. I rotated the engine counterclockwise it was free. I engage...
2002 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNFM83W4W
Ok have this bizarre problem. Car would not start one morning. Was able to finally get it started by gas pedal to floor but ran bad. Severe amounts of fuel out the exhaust. Fuel trims off the charts, and missing like crazy. found that cyl 1, 2 and 6 where miss...
2000 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L alt, no charge VIN: 1ZWHT61LXY
customer had vehicle towed in not starting. checked batt had 9.5v. put in new batt. checked charging, showed 12.5v no load at idle. increase to 2500 rpm with lights on heater on wipers on watched voltage drop down to 11.5v. installed alt aftermarket from napa....
2001 Mercury Villager (Van) 3.3L drums VIN: 4M2ZY14TO1
Immediately after installing new brakes on this van we experienced a high speed vibration. Put the old drums back on and vibration goes away. Got another new set of drums from a different supplier and the vibration is back. Has anyone else experienced this? I ...

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1994 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X9R
Upon a much closer inspection we found the fuse to the EEC to be blown. It was very difficult to see even with the fuse out and in good light. Thanks to everyone for their assistance and suggestions.
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Pats System VIN: 1FAFP66L7X
Thanks to everyone who replied.The problem ended up being the aftermarket keys.We tried 3 sets and none of them worked.We ended ordering a pair from ford and they worked fine.Just an fyi this production year does have a split.By vin it's a 99 vin x.The ecm is ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L moniters not ready VIN: 1FTSX30S91
First of all thanks a bunch all of you guyez( Mike CA, ZAYA CA,DAVID TX and Tim WIS) for the right informaion that I am waseting my time ( chasing my own tail) trying to make this vehilce ready. At this point vehilce is not here after I checked the electric pa...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU03151
Thank You for all the help. The fuel injectors driver for just cly. 4 and 5 inop. Can not access the fuel injuctor connector without taking off the upper intake manifold. This is intermitted condition. The fix replace pcm. Thank you for all the support. Trouble codes: P0304 (cly 4 misfire.), P0305 (cly 5 misfie), P0306 (cly 6 misfire), P1157 (Ho2 b2 lean), P1157 (Ho2 b2 lean), P0122.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K92
Thanks everyone for the help. all very good suggestions. replaced oxygen sensors, problem solved. Trouble codes: P0174 (System lean bank 2), P1151 (Man. Control fuel air metering), P1152 (Man. Control fuel air metering), P0172.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L chassis VIN: 1FTGX50503
Thanks for all the responses. The truck has not returned so far. This is not a regular customer here is no telling when or if it will return. If it does come back i will check for a u joint problem as many responses said this could be the problem area. Thanks...
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Passenger seat airbag VIN: 1FMEU73E76
We were unable to fix this vehicle.I got suggestions to re-zero the OCS from Tony from Washington and Russel from Florida.Unfortunately as they mentioned you need a Ford scan tool to do this.Alwin from Michigan suggested we check the wiring and connectors unde...
2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FMEU63E26
We are gonna call this one fixed for the time being. Turned key to on and all was okay, this after sitting in the shop all weekend. Bill may be on the right track with moisture as possiblity. Talked with a dealer tech also this morning and he confirmed moistur...
1999 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L MIL Lamp on
Thanks for all the great replies. As always iATN is a valuable tool. This Cougar had some lazy O2 sensors. I am not sure why the IDS (factory Ford) showed them switching just fine, and they would respond quickly to rich and lean conditions, as well as shoot... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2004 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.6L Starting VIN: 4M2ZU86K84
Never found the problem. The dealer had it for awile and they put another battery in it. Hope it fixes it. They said it was the only logical idea even though it passed the load test.
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